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of transportation could solve all of that. >> reporter: think traffic is bad where you live? try beijing which recently topped a survey measuring commuter pain and where traffic jams can stretch for miles and last for days. not surprising in a city with 4.5 million vehicles for 20 million people. but this bright idea, called the straddle bus, part bus, part train, part moving tunnel could soon solve real traffic nightmares. using a mix of solar power and electricity, it runs on tracks that can be installed on existing roads, allowing small vehicles to drive underneath. the price tag is $400 million. the bus could reduce traffic congestion because it doesn't occupy road space. the idea is proving a hit with urban planners from the u.s. to india but it is beijing where it is gaining traction. near desperate times call for desperate measures. a 75-mile backup of cargo trucks has frustrated drivers since mid august. if we don't stay in line we have no way to enter beijing explains this man. he will need patience. the traffic jam is expected to drag on until december when road construction is compl
wu had also just come back to beijing, where he grew up. >> i have been away for over a decade in the u.s. and never worked in china before. so i want to learn how chinese conduct business, what's the best opportunity in what industry. from monday to friday i work for mckinsey consulting. and then starting from friday night to sunday afternoon i pretty much work the whole time for my internet cafe. >> narrator: ben was using what he learned at business school in new york to create a new franchise. >> this is our first internet café in beijing. it's named time square internet café. you know, we have a new york theme here, new york skyline. we are going to have about 300 computers in this 16,000 square feet. we are going to build a ufo-like structure. we are going to have a train coming out. and underneath there's going to be a lot of lights shooting up through the glass. internet café requires a lot of money. that's why me and my chinese partner have a set of american investors. this café is going to be our first of many. we want to build a starbucks, óÑiófá >> narrator
the agreement was made at a meeting in beijing on wednesday, with deputy assistant secretary michael schiffer and chinese officials. the two countries agreed to expand dialogue and deepen military cooperation. they'll hold working-level talks in hawaii in mid october. a vice ministerial meeting -- or vice ministerial-level meeting is scheduled later this year in washington. the two sides had recently started to improve bilateral relations. u.s. president barack obama met chinese premier wen jiabao in new york last week. they confirmed the need to deepen economic and security ties. >>> a former deputy secretary-general of the main governing democratic party is now in china in a bid to repair the frayed ties between japan and china. relations soured after japanese authorities detained the captain of a chinese fishing boat that had collided with japan coast guard patrol ships earlier this month. the incident occurred near japan's senkaku islands, which are also claimed by chinese, or china-k and taiwan. japanese prosecutors released the captain last saturday. goshi hosono arrived in beijing on w
seoul, tokyo and beijing in that order between sunday and thursday. u.s. assistant secretary of state philip crowley announced the trip on tuesday. the visit comes in advance of the likely meeting of deputies of the ruling workers party to pave the way for the eventual transfer of power in north korea. the u.s. is also expected to take up the issue of a resumption of the six-party talks with the three countries as china, which acts as the chair, has been pushing the five other members to restart the talks. crowley suggested, however, that bosworth's trip will not necessarily result in the immediate resumption of the talks. >> we will continue our consultations with the key parties in this process but i would suggest, as we have in the past, that it's north korea that needs to do what it can to create a better environment for our progress. >>> the japan coast guard is questioning the captain of a chinese fishing boat who is suspected of atempting to obstruct an inspection in japanese er territorial wate. the coast guard says the captain admitted its boat hit its patrol ships. coast gua
. messages online are calling for large-scale anti-japan demonstrations in beijing and other cities on saturday. the day marks the 79th anniversary of a railway explosion in manchuria that led to japan's invasion of china. the internet postings prompted two japanese schools in beijing and tianjin to postpone until next month their sports days that had been scheduled for saturday. the school in tianjin was vandalized, and windows were broken on sunday. the japanese embassy in beijing has posted advice on its website, urging japanese nationals to keep a low profile in crowded public places and to refrain from making noise in japanese-only groups. >>> welcome back to "newsline" business. the yen was finally weakening after the government and the bank of japan moved against the yen. their $24 billion intervention hit foreign exchange markets on wednesday. japan's move came after the dollar dropped to the 82-yen range for the first time in about 15 years on wednesday. the sell-off began in tokyo and carried over into london and new york. at one point the dollar strengthened to the upper
? try beijing which recently topped a survey measuring computer pain. and where traffic jams can stretch for miles and last for days. not surprising in a city with 4.5 million vehicles for 20 million people am but this bright idea called the straddle bus, part bus, part train, part moving tunnel could soon solve real traffic nightmares. using a mix of solar power and electricity, the bus runs on tracks that can be installed on existing roads allowing small vehicles to drive underneath. the price tag to build the space-age bus is $7.4 million. and it holds up to 1400 passengers. the bus can reduce 25 to 30% of traffic congestion because it doesn't occupy road space exchains the chinese inventor,. the idea is proving an international hit with urban planners from the u.s. to india. what if bay binge-- beijing straddle bus is gaining traction, here desperate time calls for desperate measures. a 75 mile backup of cargo trucks outside china's capital has frustrated drivers since mid-august. >> if we don't stay in line, we have no way to enter beijing explains this man. he will need patience. t
beijing which recently topped a survey measuring -- try beijing which recently topped a survey measuring pain where traffic jams last for miles and days. not surprising with a city of 20 million people, but this bright idea called the straddle bus part bus, part train, part moving tunnel could soon solve real traffic nightmares. using a mix of solar power and electricity the bus runs on tracks that can be installed on existing roads allowing small vehicles to drive underneath. the price tag to build the space age bus is $7.4 million it holds up to 1,400 passengers. the bus can reduce 25 to 30% of traffic congestion because it does not occupy road space explains the chinese inventor. the idea is proving an international hit with urban planners from the u.s. to india, but it's beijing where the straddle bus is really gaining traction. here desperate times call for desperate measures. a 75-mile backup of cargo trucks to china's capital has frustrated drivers since mid- august. if we don't stay in line, we have no way to enter beijing explains this man. he'll need patience. the traffic jam i
boats. the japanese embassy in beijing says niwa responded by saying that japan cannot accept any blame for e incident. >>> china remains noncommittal to requests from japan for the country to review its decision to cut rare earth metal exports. a delegation from the japan/china economic association met senior officials of the chinese ministry of industry and information technology in beijing on tuesday. the delegation included hiromasa yonekura, chairman of the keidanren of the japan business feration and toyota motos chairman. they asked him to reviewis decision to cut exports of rare earth metals on a large scale. the delegation also proposed technological exchanges regarding pollution caused by rare earth metal production and also proposed the setting up of a panel of government and private sector experts to discuss ways to tackle such pollution. chinese officials said they would like japan to try to diversify imports of rare earth metals by contacting other countries that produced the metals such as canada and the united states. previously, japan's foreign minister had asked the ch
. >> you have lived internationally, you have lived in cities like new york and beijing, now shanghai. you made a very conscious decision to lend this culture to san francisco as opposed to having it premier as an exhibition at another museum. >> i am very satisfied with the turnout and i lived in new york for 8 years and all of my children were born in new york. i already have the american spirit. i am proud to be here and i really appreciate the spirit of committing to things and being honored and being collaborative. when i flashed back to my career, i think about what an artist can do is a teeny tiny thing. i want to contribute to the hall human society. what art can do is just this tiny bit. >> your invitation has already proven to be a great success and we really look forward to spending time with your sculpture. thank you for being part of "culture wire." >> thank you for being part of this project. >> thank you for watching. join us for future episodes. you can >> welcome to culturewater. in 2001, the san francisco arts commission and tampa does go public library established an art
on suspicion of taking photos in a restricted military area. the japanese embassy in beijing is continuing its efforts to contact them. the men work for a japanese construction company, fujita corporation, and a shanghai based subsidiary. china state run news agency says the four are being interrogated by national security authorities in hebei province. japanese embassy officials say they were informed by chinese authorities that the men had been in custody since monday. they say they are trying to confirm the details behind their detention. china severely restricts access to military-related areas. several japanese travelers in the past have been investigated on suspicion of entering or filming such aas with the chinese media giving little coverage to such incents. rsy ed news items. obseinvolved in the n will lead to the >>> the sceheim ofouth korea naval wlllykilledgninist thsday w hd t gerabakioonirs u. pemrsjan'pre nierapileendat . yrajor sin ceer. league record set more than 0yef ay ao tied pett year rose for the most 200-hit seasons. rose made his career in the major league. >> ichi
: traffic is bad where you live? try beijing. re¢ly topped a survey measuring commuter pain and where traffic jambs can stretch for miles and last for days not surprising in a city with 4.5 million vehicles for 20 million people. this bright idea called straddle bus, part bus part train part moving tunnel could soon solve real traffic nightmares using a mix of solar power and electricity it runs on tracks installed on existing roads allowing small vehicles to drive underneath the price tag to build it is $7.4 million holds up to 1400 passengers. >> the bus can produce 25 to 30% of traffic congestion because it doesn't occupy road space explains the chinese inventor the idea is proving an international hit with urban planners from the u.s. to india, beijing where the straddle bus is really gaining traction. here, desperate times call for desperate measures, 75-mile back up of cargo trucks outside china's capital has frustrated drivers since mid-august. if we don't stay in line we have no way to enter beijing says this man. he will need patience the traffic jamb is expected to drag on u
here with what is missing. in two days, we are launching a traveling exhibit in beijing at the beijing arts center. we were rebuilding those and they never translated -- we have translated into chinese more. many of them focused on animals that will go extinct if we can -- if people continue to purchase traditional chinese medicine that uses animals. we want to focus on the critical habitats that they need to survive and on the issues that you might not even realize that are disappearing. how can we protect it if we don't even see it as existing food for many of the songbirds we knew as children -- how can be protected if we don't see it as existing? many of the songbirds that we knew as children are disappearing. we will start this thing up in a second. or will read to you the beginning intro, every 20 minutes the peace repeats with the same intro and the same conclusion with a different sound and a different background. it starts with what is missing. pieces that have gone extinct, species that will go extinct in our lifetime, the species that we will never know. on average, any 20 m
in the same year. another first was the summit meeting with the chinese leader outside the capital in beijing. >> the first footage was broadcast by china's state-run tv network on august 30th, after he wrapped up his five-day visit. kim went to a junior high school attended by his late father, kim il sung. the next day kim moved to the provisional capital where he had a long meeting with the chinese president, hu jintao. chinese media reported that president hu reiterated the need to resume the stalled six-party talks on north korea's nuclear program. they reported that kim said that his staff of seeking a nuclear free peninsula remains unchanged, and he expressed hope for an early resumption of the talks. there is speculation that kim held talks with chinese officials ahead of a meeting of north korea's ruling workers party with his third son may be deemed his successor. it is not clear, however, if kim jong un accompanied his father to china. >> we're now joined by our beijing correspondent. what significance did kim's visit have for china and north korea? >> the official reason for the vi
. the japanese embassy in beijing says he responded by saying that japan cannot accept any blame for the incident. >>> tropical storm malou is about to make landfall on the west coast of central japan. we have an update now. >> that's right. we are starting to see heavy rain erupting in tokyo as well as a storm system that has been with us for the past several days bringing torrential downpours and strong winds in southern japan. let's take a look at the situation in western japan taken from earlier this morning. you can see commuters really contending with the heavy downpours as well as strong winds. about 200 millimeters are said to have accumulated in some areas. 240 millimeters have been recorded in one area. really staggering amounts and these are conditions we are expecting to see here in central japan as well. now the storm system is going to be making landfall in a couple hours' time. it has weakened quite a bit, maximum wind speeds 65 kilometers per hour, barely a tropical storm now. it will make its way eastward and then making its way to the south of tokyo in the next 24 hours. strong
with myanmar's military leader, general tan shwai, in beijing. chi china's state-1 news agency reported his government backs myanmar's efforts to reconcile the nation through election. observers say the myanmar government will assert the legitimacy of the election and defy criticisms from the international community now that it has approval of china its, economic partner. >>> china's vice premier lee ku chang says his consider will consider accepting advanced japanese technology to tackle pollution caused by rare earth metal production. lee made the remark in a meeting with visiting japanese business leaders in beijing on wednesday. the vice premier said that developed countries have strategies to capture markets using advanced technologies. he said that it will take time for his nation to learn those technologies. the japanese business allegation is visiting china to urge the country to review its decision to cut exports of the metals, which would affect high-tech production by japanese firms. china accounts for more than 90% of the world's output. >>> new zealand's government says repairi
dollar. market players say the yuan upside will be capped at 2% this year as beijing aims to minimize an impact on its export industry. >>> the japanese government filed a complaint against canada for unfairing subsidizing its solar energy sector. the ontario government is planning to increase their ratio next year. japan said the subsidies are not fair to japanese solar panel makers operating in canada and says they violate wto rules, which ban unfair treatment of imported products. japan says it will ask the organization to establish a committee of experts to resolve the case if agreement through talks is not reached between the two countries. the government says it has taken that case to the wto to prevent the rise of protectionism in environmental-related industries. the solar energy sector is forecast to see substantial growth. the united states and the european union are expected to file complaints. >>> prime minister kan has asked california governor arnold schwarzenegger to invest in japan's bullet train system for the united states' plans transportation system. he said there
country was at the beijing olympics as a sprinter. in this male-dominated society, she's one of 406 women standing for the 200 seats in parliament. despite her inexperience, she is confident of her success. >> if this election is transparent and fair, i'm sure those people who wanted me to stand will vote for me. i think i can get plenty of votes. >> there is hardly an inch of kabul where you can't see her posters. she came last in beijing, but it gives hope to some. >> i'm going to vote for this candidate because she is young and she might help the youth of this country. >> i do not know who is this lady who just passed by. it's good to vote for someone you know. how can i say something about her when i do not know her? >> back at her headquarters, they are readying more forces. some candidates have received death threats from the taliban. >> yes, i've been threatened. every night i put up my posters but the next morning they are gone. every day people tell me they've heard i've been killed or injured. >> despite the threat, she says she won't be deterred from campaigning. the female m.p
to control the on-screen character in detail. one online game developed by a beijing company allows more than 100,000 people to play simultaneously. a japanese company official looking at the chinese exhibits appeared to be impressed. >>> it's been a busy week here in japan in the race for leadership of the ruling democratic party prime minister naoto kan beat his opponent and was re-elected. he then authorized a market intervention to weaken the yen. for an analysis of the country's economic climate our market reporter ai yuchida spoke with chief market economist at midori securities. >> japan continues to fight inflation with recent economic data showing that consumer price indexes continues to fall month on month. what kind of economic and fiscal policies does japan need for us to exit deflation? >> the condition between supply side and the demand side is not so good. so there is continuous down side pressure onto the japanese prices of goods and services. so i think the japanese government should implement strong initiative in the policy of adding people on this land, both japanese and to
market in the near future so i will visit your beijing headquarters. >> by working with the traditional japanese companies, i think it's -- we will make the game as popular as possible into the world, into chinese, japanese, into american, european, the world market. >> reporter: his company is launching the version of its flagship online game next month. like many chinese gamemakers, the company is attracted to the mature japanese gaming market. expanding their reach into japan is another step on the way to global success. >>> and here is some of the news received from broadcasting stations across asia. we begin with this item sent by irib iran. >>> a terrorist attack in iran killed ten people on wednesday. the explosion happened in a northwestern city during the annual military parade which marks the beginning of the iran/iraq war. authorities say most of the dead are women and children. the blast also injured more than 30 other people. the investigation into the attack is under way. >>> preparations for the upcoming 2010 commonwealth games in dell high suffered another set back when
received an extremely great benefit from having beijing give tacit approval to what they did. if it is not north korea, it is hard to imagine that, but they come out smelling like a rose. china and russia -- this is a blueprint for a crisis in the future. we're going to have crisis and war on the peninsula again. we know where china and russia are going and it is not to support the alliance. >> you would certainly shoot a torpedo if you thought you could get away with it. there are people who shot -- in our country who still question who shot president kennedy and president lincoln. i do not put much stock in a conspiracy. until i see more evidence, the north koreans get the credit for that action. question? on the end, sir. >> i am from nasa. -- national and space intelligence center. i would like to propose -- has south korea considered using the chinese economic investment in north korea as a tool for unification? have they taken that perspective. -- perspective? so far, it seems like the united states involvement has led to the status quo of a divided peninsula. we have s
beijing. recently topped a survey measuring commuter pain and where traffic jams can stretch for miles and last for days. not surprising in a city with 4.5 million vehicles for 20 million people. but this bright idea called the straddle bus, part bus part train part moving tunnel, could soon solve real traffic nightmares. >> using a mix of solar power and electricity the bus runs on tracks that can be installed on existing roads, allowing small vehicles to drive underneath the price tag to build it is $7.4 million. and it holds up to 1400 passengers. >> the bus can reduce 25 to 30% of traffic congestion because it doesn't occupy road space excleans the inventor. the idea is proving an international hit with urban planners from the u.s. to india but beijing where the straddle bus is gaining traction here desperate times call for desperate measures, a 75-mile back up of cargo trucks has frustrated drivers since mid- august. >> if we don't stitch in line we have no way to enter beijing. he will need patience the traffic jam is expected to drag on until december when road construction is c
, and all the consequences will be born by the japanese side. >> reporter: beijing's countermeasures took aim at the heart of the japanese economy. china blocked exports to japan of so-called rare earth elements -- key components of high-tech manufactured items from iphones, wind mills and computer hard drives to sophisticated military equipment. china controls an estimated 97% of the world's current market in these rare earth elements. >> frankly, these stories about the rare exports being held up to japan is a kind of leverage that i thought went out with the cold war 20 years. so i would characterize it as a harsh reaction, unnecessary in terms of the japanese overall goodwill toward china. >> reporter: reagan era defense department official michael pillsbury says he was surprised by china's move. >> the old school of thought about china was that they would be modest in their rise as a world leader. they would not provoke difficulties with other countries, just bide our time and build up slowly. that was xiaoping's guidance for a long time. so it's a surprise to see them be this assert
. they will see it as yet another sign of china cornering the energy markets. bbc news, beijing. >> in europe, it looks to be another difficult week for the euro. workers across the continent have called out on strike. it is all being watched closely by jonathan charles in frankfurt. >> business is booming. germany has shaken off the recession. it is a symbol of just how divided the euro zone has become. the airports are increasingly efficient. everything is much more automated. it has cut costs. german workers have had to make sacrifices for today's success though. many have not had a real pay rise for the last decade. a finance director says it is painful, but it is a lesson for the rest of the euro zone. >> we have arranged labor contracts. we have more of the granting activity. by this, we are regaining competitiveness. >> these efforts are replicated all over germany. unemployment is less than it was before the recession now. the economy is expected to grow by 3% this year. what frankfurt airport has done, what germany has done has only made it harder for the other a ling members of the
. japanese diplomats were allowed to meet with them for the first time on saturday. >>> in beijing, china's foreign minister has refused to meet with the japanese ambassador to discuss the japanese nationals. sources say japanese ambassador niwa filed the request for a meeting on sunday. the ministry is said to have turned down the request without a clear explanation. sources say china may have decided that a meeting would be premature as tensions remain high after the ship collision incident in japanese territorial waters over the sengkaku islands. >>> palestinian president mahmoud abbas said he'll decide on whether to end peace talks with israel after discussing the situation with arab leaders last week. the discussion came after israeli leaders continued construction on the west bank sunday. the palestinian leader said the freeze on settlement building should be extended for at least three or four more months. abbas said he'll bring the matter to a meeting in cairo next week before coming to a decision. the move came despite ongoing peace talks mediated by the united states. sarkozy sa
something short from nadal. dick: mary, did you do the match in beijing in the olympics between these two? mary: i did not. dick: nadal besting djokovic, went on for the gold medal, djokovic took the bronze, defeating james blake. mary: that was, i'm glad you brought that up. by the time nadal came to the u.s. open, he was so tired from having won in beijing, it was right before the open. he didn't have enough left to go after this title. he's done a very good job of managing his schedule this year. didn't even play the whole clay court season, took time off, tried very hard not to play two tournaments in a row. he's had some injuries. he's had abdominal tears and knee injuries. he's learned to really take better charge of his body , so he could win. he's still got the goods at the end of the majors. john: ironically, when he injured his knee at the australian that gave him time to recover, then he only played two hard court events, then he went through the scenario where he played one event, then a week off, then goes to rome a week off, madrid, week off. that is asking too much, there.
and to each other. nicole has the story. ♪ >> reporter: no, these girls are not performing in beijing. chinese folk dance is actually becoming increasingly popular right here in the u.s. but this group of girls is dancing for a special reason. >> we're all like each other we're all connected. >> all the girls in this class were born in china and adopted by american families. >> well, i think it's a really supportive environment for us because you know that there are other girls that are kind of going through the same thing because we're all adopted. so you've known these girls for a really long time and you know that you can trust them with your, like, secrets. >> i want them to be proud that they're chinese, and you know now that they are also chinese-american, i don't want them to lose that. >> they're going to get questions like how come -- are you from china? how come your parents aren't chinese? they need to know what it means to be chinese to answer those questions. >> five, six, seven, eight. one, two, three, four -- >> i believe the girls, they should learn chinese folk dance because t
meant to house athletes. initially, it was said to be even better than the beijing olympics. but as visitors began arriving, it became clear conditions were far worse. away from public view, they have been confronted with filthy toilets, rubbish, and flooded apartments. >> some parts of the village are not habitable at the moment. it is hard to see how they can be a turned brown. they are appalling, filthy. disgusting. standing water. could be expected to live in those conditions -- no one could be expected to live in those conditions. >> visitors will arrive from 71 common wealth countries, the biggest gathering ever. and today, at the mean athletic stadium, another major setback. a collapsed bridge leaves workers injured. the cleanup those on into the night. you can see the main athletic stadium all lit up behind me. and now, the bridge that has collapsed under its own weight, which have been used by thousands. no questions will be raised over the quality of construction -- now questions will be raised of the quality of construction. this was supposed to be india's coming
for the global outlook. >> do you think they drop in the surplus number will boost beijing's argument on its currency? >> this will certainly help, and i think it is quite useful in this relatively politically charged atmosphere as we get into the u.s. midterm elections and discussions on capitol hill regarding currencies next week. we have seen a pullback in the trade surplus. also, it is notable that where the chinese currency is trading at against the u.s. dollar today is also at a lower level. it does seem as if the ducks are lining up to prevent or try to preclude a ramping up in trade fears, or in terms of rhetoric between the u.s. and china. >> thank you for your input. take a quick look at the markets. a good day in asia. you're looking at four-month highs of the back of the better than expected u.s. jobs numbers. any type of positive news that comes out of the world's largest economy certainly adds some benefit. it just does not work when you want. >> they're never there when you want them. thank you very much. how about this for an extreme physical challenge? running across america
. the last time she ran for her country was at the beijing olympics. sprinter. in this male-dominated society, she has been among almost 406 women standing for the 29 seats for women. spite experience, she is confident of success -- despite her lack of experience. >> if this election as transparent and fair, and sure the people who wanted me to stand will vote for me. i'm sure i can get plenty of votes. >> there is hardly an inch of the city where you cannot see her posters. she might not have won any medals -- she came last -- but it did get her notice at least by some. >> i'm going to vote for this candidate because she is young, and she might help the use of this country. >> i do not know who is this lady who just passed by. it is good to vote for someone who you know. how can i say something about her while i do not know her? >> back at the campaign hadhq, they are readying more posters -- back at campaign hq. some have received death threats from the television. >> yes, i have been threatened. every night, i put my posters, but the next morning, i find they are gone. i am focusing on cam
outside the embassy in beijing. called extreme nationalism, analysts found more behind the dispute and energy resources. with considerable mutual trade interest at stake, the question remains how far each country will want to bring this standoff. >> given the latest headlines, with six countries are doing in moscow, the top officials said that it would expand control in the region, putting the national interest further. with troubled commonwealth games, the prime minister has been telling the bbc that they will be ready. violent clashes in parts of east jerusalem where a palestinian man was shot and killed by an east jerusalem guard. israeli police also went into the elevated area around the mosque that have now left. developments have been monitored from jerusalem. >> dozens of palestinian youths rioted and threw stones at israeli police around the east jerusalem neighborhood. according to palestinian reports, the father of five were shot dead in the early hours of the morning. israeli police said they only opened fire when the shooting was condemned. >> the killing of the represe
reserves to me china's hugely growing demand. in beijing today, the president's celebrated together the completion of a new pipeline between siberia and china. >> china and russia share strong mutual interest. biggests the world's energy supplier and china is the biggest consumer. when the two countries' leaders met, had much to talk about. they have found a range of agreements on energy cooperation. china wants more resources to fuel its economic growth. president dimitry medvedev's visit coincided with the completion of a oil pipeline between the two countries. >> both sides have placed highly the pipeline and we will continue to stick to the principles of openness, mutual benefit and the progress of cooperation in the areas of trade, energy, finance, legislation and high-tech industries. >> aside from oil, russia is eyeing opportunities to sell gas in china. russia wants to diversify its market which is currently heavily reliant on europe. they have yet to work out a pricing structure, but if anything goes through, it will worry the west. it will be seen as yet another sign that
the transportation system is in france, do you know what they're doing in beijing? finally, california will get it right in with this. this project that so many people have talked about will finally start to take shape. the fourth thing we are celebrating go to my first point, leadership. stewardship. we would not be here if it was not the work for willie brown and others. don perotta and his extraordinary work. members of the board of supervisors that have come and gone. past mayors, incredible leadership from caltran, mtc, to all the folks that you see here, and in particular, secretary ray lahood, who stepped up to the plate and follow through on a commitment to steer a significant amount of funds our way. to barbara boxer as well, who has proven it is not just words that create jobs, but follow- through. it is about the leadership and the extension of past mayors, the good work of george miller, all the folks that that in four dimensions. let me conclude by saying that at the end of the day, all of that matters a lot come but it is simply not enough. the only way to cross the finish line, t
south of beijing packed inside of crates. police rescued more than 100 felines from suspected butchers, and police say now they are questioning several people. >> you won't find these ice creem flavors at aay store around here. a medical marijuana dispense rein california is selling pot infused ice cream.ú patients choose from flavors like banana, and triple3 chocolate brownie. hit. >> we have lot of people coming back for seconds. >> a pint sells for $15. but you can only get one if you are a card carrying patient. >> how can i follow the pot ice cream? after weeks of waiting, ravens got dissouraging news about sergio kendall. john harbaugh told the press today that kendall's chances of play thing season are slim. and second round draft pick fractured his skull after stairs before the opening o training camp. kendall came to baltimore of neurological and medical tests. ravens said they would restart contract talks with him and try to work out a deal that reflects his unique situation. >> now to sunday's game. the one thing the ravens' defense has been known for over the years is st
city are speaking out after they found this. cats on a -- south of beijing packed inside >> organiiers say it is a family-friendlyyevent, but all the buzz is over 2,000 pounds of deep-fried bull testicles also known as "rocky mountain oysters." >> they're a quarter-inch thick, battered in beer batter and deep friid and served in a french-fry basket. >> the festival was only supposed to run one day, but due to its popularity it runs the entire weekend. >>> a father on the run for 17 pears is now behind bars for kidnapping his own child almost tw$ two decades ago. he called his attorney earlier this week saying he wanted to surrender. he kidnapped his son michael back in 1993, to avoid returning the boy to his mourth. the father's attorney say officiils were thrilled to hear michael, now a 20-year old man, is safe. >> i called the detectivessand deputy marshalls in waco that have been looking him for the last 17 years and there was a sigh of relief. >> he was a teacher before he became a wanted man. michael is staying with relatives. he has yet to see his mother. >>> the terps' renew
by japan trained by china. on the arrest triggered protests against japan and china. beijing allowed a demonstration in many cities. the japanese ambassador was summoned six times to hear that china demanded that the captain be freed at once. the government cut off high- level contact. japan exports more goods to china than anyone else. they had a lot to lose. their decision to link the release to political pressure has drawn widespread criticism. the fear is that japan has shown weakness and china will be tempted to test their growing strength again. >> this is "bbc world this." in an exclusive interview with the bbc, barack obama condemns the comments by the iranian president as hateful. athletes arrived in new delhi. despite doubts, indian insist they can host of the commonwealth games. exactly 50 days ago, falling rocks trapped miners have at a mine in the chilean desert. this has been followed by many of us around the world. today, the chilean president said that he hoped that they would be freed by november. >> night and day in the desert, families keep up their vigil waiting a
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